Monday, August 17, 2015

Practice 8/7/15, Nagaoka Fireworks, 8/15/15

I came to Magic Island on Friday, 8/7/15 to practice photographing fireworks. Each Friday for about 10 minutes fireworks are displayed by the Rainbow Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I knew I needed practice.

Couple of pix before the fireworks.

I tried different settings, I really wanted detail so I chose a very small aperture, ISO 100, and bulb setting.

Nagaoka Fireworks, 8/15/15
These fireworks are really incredible. Our Eyes of Hawaii member Jennifer Chung, with the National Park Service made arrangements to have us photograph the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of peace with Japan from Arizona Memorial Park visitor center. Our photos will be given to Pearl Harbor for their use.

Prior to the event at 8:00 pm.. we set up our gear at 4:30 and position our cameras. We were told that the fireworks will be seen above the trees furtherest right. The coordinators also wanted us to include the Mighty Mo and the Arizona Memorial. So far so good.

Oops, turns out it was even more to the right by the bridges. 

Reposition my camera.

The rest were taken from that vantage point but were cropped to show more of the fireworks.

It was fun and exciting. Thanks to Jennifer Chung, Casey Sctott, Ric Noyle with photo tips and the fun gang of Eyes of Hawaii.
Lol, the next day I was pooped.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lyon Arboretum, 8/1/15

from the internet: "The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum is a 200-acre arboretum and botanical garden managed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa located at the upper end of Manoa Valley in Hawaii (Oahu).

Today, Milton S., Derek and I enjoyed a slightly cool overcast photo outing. My photos were captured with my Canon G1X2.

Milton S. is our bird whisper, so guess who shows up. This baby sharma was unafraid of us. 

We enjoyed a Korean lunch at O Bok in the Manoa Marketplace. Thanks Derek for arranging this, it was fun!!!